The Baltimore attorneys at Alperstein & Diener discuss the procedures for seeking compensation from a personal injury case with a pre-existing injury.
If you are injured in an automobile accident it is important that you receive prompt medical treatment, follow doctor’s recommendations and alert your doctor of any pre-existing injury.
A pre-existing injury should not prevent you from being properly compensated, as you are entitled to compensation if it is re-aggravated or worsened. There are many acceptable medical treatment options, but keep in mind that the necessity of medical treatment and practicality of costs are considered by the insurance company in any offers of settlement.
In addition to being reimbursed for medical expenses, you are also entitled to compensation for related non-medical expenses including lost time from work, out-of-pocket expenses and pain and suffering.
An injured person is required by Maryland law to mitigate their damages, or in other words, not do anything to increase damages that could have been avoided. There are many rules and procedures that apply to a personal injury claim and an attorney can assist you to ensure that you are compensated appropriately.